Every year Charity Retail Ireland conducts a survey with its members to evaluate how shops benefit the charity sector financially, plus their impact on the communities where they operate and the impact on the environment.
We use the Triple Bottom Line framework to display the results. First coined by John Elkington over 20 years ago, the triple bottom line is a sustainability framework that examines an organisation’s social, environmental and economic impact.
The headline figures are shown in this graphic above in the Triple Bottom Line framework.
Financial – €65.5 million turnover
Social – 6,056 volunteers
Environmental – 17,300 tonnes diverted from waste to energy/landfill